July 14, Sunday
Left the anchorage behind Jekyll Island at 6AM in a good morning light. Another calm day offshore (yeah!). In our 2 day run offshore, the Coast Guard was very busy. We could hear their side of the conversations but not always the mariner in distress. There was a heart attack, boat filling with water, people in the water, abandoned fishing boats to name a few of the calls we overheard.
Anchored in Bull Creek just off a Dafuskie Island and south of Hilton Head and there was a great moonrise.
July 15, Monday
We weighed anchor at 6 AM and finishing our journey on the ICW. It is calm enough outside but the long inlet out will add more miles and this part of the ICW is not as “bad” as in GA. Plus it’s pretty. The marsh grasses are so very green. It is good to see them again.
We had a beautiful sunrise.Hilton Head lighthouse as we go by.
We saw tons of dolphins and birds including 5 Roseate Spoonbills. It does feel good to be close to home. We should arrive mid afternoon but will have to wait a couple of hours to cross the sand bar in the creek.
We entered Toogoodoo Creek at 2:20 right at low tide so we sat in the creek till mid tide and at 5:30 we crossed with plenty of water under the keel. We were welcomed by lots of dolphins in the creek as well as Genny, Hugh and Doug from their dock!
It is good to be home!
1474.8 total miles Summer Breeze traveled
Parishville Rd to Fort Pierce, FL and across to West End, Bahamas and as far down as Little Harbor, Abacos and back.
162 days or 5 1/2 months